GOD WANTS MORE FROM YOU!
That's a bold statement above, but it's true. No matter where you are in your faith walk, God wants more from you. He's calling you but are you answering?
When I say God's calling you, it could be any number of things that he's calling you to. In my case, it was not easy to figure out because of ME getting in the way, but God was calling me to discover and embrace the Catholic faith, the Church, the fullness of the truth. I wasn't letting go and letting God. Self was a barrier.
I can honestly say that I didn't feel this deep down desire early on in my journey. I simply opened my heart and mind to have God lead me where he would have me to go no matter where that was even if that meant becoming a Catholic Christian. It would have been much easier to give up which I briefly did for just over 90 days and then started back up again to truly continue seeking what God had in store for me. The more I got ME out of the way the more things came together.
The chorus of the song "Here I am Lord" comes to mind:
Here I am, Lord.
Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night
I will go, Lord, if you lead me
I will hold your people in my heart
Imagine if every Christian in the world truly, 100%, without a doubt prayed this and meant it: "I will go, Lord, if you lead me." Would you be willing to become Catholic? Would you be willing to return to Catholicism? For me, now as a Catholic, "I will go, Lord, if you lead me" is my prayer and hope to what God has in store for me next. His will not mine.
Someone responded to me by text the other day and wrote (typos corrected):
"All anyone can do is what God is leading them to do. We cannot follow man, only God. At this point, I don't feel lead to be Catholic. Not that there is anything wrong with it. If that's where God leads anyone. But if I ever do feel lead, I will come to you, you wouldn't have to come to me."
I like the fact that in the text above that this Protestant Christian is at least open to being lead to Catholicism. For me, I believe that Catholicism is truly the fullness of Christian faith, but like the text above alludes to, the Holy Spirit revealed that to me through my diligence. No one twisted my arm to become Catholic.
I have no doubt that God is calling me to more. I want to answer that call. I want to truly surrender all. It's far easier to sing the words to "I surrender all, I surrender all, All to Thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all" than to truly, deep inside, completely mean it. But God, I do surrender all and where you lead me I will go.
What's God calling you to do? Will you answer his call?